• Postsecondary Trending Now: Career Planning and Student Success

    Several studies demonstrate the impact a college degree has on our income earning potential. Estimated lifetime earnings for 40 years of full-time employment means $1 million more for someone with a college degree.  A college degree is a good investment; there is no doubt. Degrees and...

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  • Exploring Meaningful Measures of Accountability

    By Kristen Eshleman and Shireen Campbell   Assessing the quality of and accounting for the value of a college degree are hot topics in US higher education policy. Both the introduction of the EQUIP program and the recent proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness demonstrate that the...

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  • The Benefits of Learning Assessment in Faculty Development

    Author: Bernard Bull Faculty development in higher education comes in many shapes and sizes. It ranges from short tutorials to yearlong intensive training, from focused training on a discrete aspect of teaching and learning to programming that covers the full gamut of topics, and from carefully...

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  • Does a Degree Ever Expire? Examining the Extended Transcript

    Can a student’s learning experience be accurately summarized in a list of courses and grades? A number of higher ed leaders agree that it cannot—and that transcripts should evolve to encompass a variety of activities, accomplishments and experiences beyond those that occur within the...

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  • A Recipe for Integrating Student Success Initiatives

    Authors: Christine Lemerande, iPASS project manager, & Heidi Thomas, AACC Pathways project manager Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Project Integration Summit Prep Time: 3 months
 Presentation Time:  180 minutes
 Yield: Awareness, Shared vision, Collaborative...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: The First iPASS Grants – a New Outcomes Analysis

    Just under a year ago, EDUCAUSE announced the award of three-year grants to 26 institutions to improve student retention and completion dramatically by implementing technology and changes in business processes that could transform advising. Although many other colleges and universities seeking to...

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  • 5 Technologies Impacting the Future of Learning Assessment

    Author: Bernard Bull   When I first made the move into higher education, I spent five years leading a center to help faculty improve learning outcomes in their classrooms. It was common for new faculty members to come to me after the first year of teaching, disappointed at student...

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  • 5 Ways that Higher Ed Learning Assessment is Changing

    Author: Bernard Bull   Higher education learning assessment is changing.   Yes, you can still find plenty of college courses in which the only direct feedback that a student gets comes from a midterm exam, final exam, and a couple of papers. Yet, if you look more closely, you...

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  • Jean Mandernach: Why Empowering Adjunct Instructors in Scholarly Activities Matters

    Like its natural namesake, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a large entity—although you might not believe it at first glance. The university has only a small number of its 3,000 faculty members on campus serving Phoenix-based students. The rest of its faculty includes 2,738 online adjunct...

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  • The Challenges and Opportunities of iPASS Reform

    Mei-Yen Ireland, Achieving the Dream   This past spring I have had the privilege of facilitating change leadership training with groups of faculty and staff at 11 iPASS institutions.  Over the course of my visits I have been inspired by the dedication and commitment of the iPASS...

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